Don McLean, the singer of “American Pie,” has issued his first statement since being arrested on charges of domestic violence in Knox County, Maine, on Monday morning.

The statement was made via Twitter and—like his hit song—has too many parts:




Here is McLean’s statement in full:

“This last year and especially now have been hard emotional times for my wife my children and me. What is occurring is the very painful breakdown of an almost 30 year relationship. Our hearts are broken and we must carry on. There are no winners or losers but I am not a villain. I may never recover from this, but I will try and hope to continue to entertain you all as I always have. I ask God to give us the strength to find new happiness and I hope people will realize that this will all be resolved, but I hope I will not be judged in this frantic media environment.”

Best of luck with that, Don.

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